Location:

Microsoft Houston Meeting Facility
2000 West Sam Houston Pkwy South, Suite # 350
Houston, TX 77042

Time: 6:30 - 8:30

P R E S E N T A T I O N S

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Feature Presentation: Service-oriented architectures (SOAs) Presented by: Ken Cottrell

Abstract:

Service-oriented architectures (SOAs) have gained popularity in the past year because of their capacity to allow enterprises to reuse various application components while quickly and effectively responding to ever-changing business needs. Calling SOAs the "most-important theme in modern application development," Gartner, Inc. recently predicted that 85 percent of development houses will be applying SOA design concepts within five years. In this presentation, Ken Cottrell, technical consultant at LogicLibrary, Inc., will discuss SOAs and focus on a crucial element in the success and development of an SOA--effective asset reuse. He will outline for members of the Houston .NET User Group the benefits of asset reuse in an SOA, including the advantages of today's metadata-based reuse as compared to earlier reuse strategies, including component-based engineering. Ken will also speak to some common reuse myths, take attendees through a real-world example of a large insurance company building an SOA and explain how .NET developers and architects can enhance their value to an organisation through similar projects.

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Tip-n-Trick: Visual Studio .NET IDE Tip n Tricks Presented by: Ben Levy (The Great!)

Abstract:

You know that sometimes the best part of a presentation is that little IDE tip you get. Well get ready for 15 minutes of VS.NET IDE Tip n Tricks. There will be no time to take notes, no time for a quick pizza run, just 15 minutes of ow's and ahh's.